Definition of subtropical
: of, relating to, or being the regions bordering on the tropical zone subtropical environment subtropical grasses
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Storm surge watches or warnings could be issued for tropical storms, subtropical storms, post-tropical storms or even potential tropical storms, according to the hurricane center.
Decades of drainage and pollution from South Florida development and farming have already claimed half of the Everglades — a subtropical wilderness that includes sawgrass marshes, tree islands and mangrove coasts.
Coronado simultaneously offers a Mediterranean climate and subtropical greenery.
Hurricane activity in the subtropical north-west of the Pacific dropped a whopping 70 percent.
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Origin and Etymology of subtropical
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Definition of subtropical for English Language Learners
: relating to or living in an area that is close to tropical parts of the world
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